£100m to "kick-start" NHS and social care recovery


Markham Health Centre, Sir Gaerffili (Image: Gwalia).

Health and Social Services Minister Eluned Morgan has unveiled plans for a £100m investment to "kick-start" the health and care system's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Welsh Government will invest £100m for new equipment, staff, technology and ways of working to help health boards improve services across primary, community, and hospital care.


The funding will help increasing capacity with a view to cutting waiting times as health and care services begin resuming non-emergency care following the pandemic.


Health and Social Services Minister Eluned Morgan said:


"Helping our health and social care services recover from the pandemic is going to take time, investment and a new approach to delivering care.


"We must take this opportunity to create a health and care system that is fit for the future. The pandemic saw the early and swift adoption of new technology and ways of working, I want to see health boards build on this good work."


The initial £100m will be allocated as follows:


  • Cardiff and Vale £13m to increase capacity for a range of therapies and diagnostics, including staff recruitment and two new mobile theatres.

  • Powys £2.5m to transform patient services and increase capacity for a range of services.

  • Cwm Taf Morgannwg £16m for recruitment and investment in surgical and diagnostic capacity.

  • Hywel Dda £13m to improve capacity for planned care, including hospital redesign, investment in diagnostics.

  • Aneurin Bevan Health £17m for projects to increased capacity in planned care, diagnostics, therapies and mental health.

  • Swansea Bay £16m to increase capacity in a wide range of areas, including theatres, recruitment and ophthalmology.

  • Betsi Cadwaldr £20m to increase capacity in planned care, cancer, dental, diagnostics and endoscopy.

  • Velindre £2.5m to increase capcity for radiotherapy.


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